Nippur

Nippur (Sumerian: Nibru, often logographically recorded as 𒂗𒆤𒆠, EN.LÍLKI, "Enlil City;"[1] Akkadian: Nibbur) was an ancient Sumerian city. It was the special seat of the worship of the Sumerian god Enlil, the "Lord Wind", ruler of the cosmos, subject to An alone. Nippur was located in modern Nuffar in Afak, Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, Iraq.

Nippur
Ruins of a temple platform in Nippur—the brick structure on top was constructed by American archaeologists around 1900.
Shown within Iraq
LocationNuffar, Afak District, Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, Iraq
RegionMesopotamia
Coordinates32°07′35.2″N 45°14′0.17″E
Typearchaeological site, human settlement
Area150 hectare
Height20 metre